ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharifon Tuesday left here to attend 18th summit of South AsianAssociation of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) being held in Kathmandu,Nepal on November 26-27.
The Prime Minister was accompanied by his Special Assistants Tariq Fatemi and Irfan Siddiqui.
Prime Minister Sharif in his statement, prior to departure from the Nur Khan Airbase here, said Pakistan wants peace and stability in the region.
He said the SAARC countries can prosper through economic and trade collaboration with each other.
He stressed for developing SAARC an economic bloc on the lines of European Union.
The Prime Minister will deliver a keynote address at the summit with the theme ‘Deeper Integration for Peace and Prosperity’.
On the sidelines of the summit, he will meet other leaders of the SAARC countries to discuss issues of bilateral and regional interests.
Pakistan attaches high importance to SAARC and is committed to the SAARC process. It supports the broad objectives of the Charter, which envisage promoting the welfare of the people of South Asia.
Pakistan has played a proactive role to make SAARC a model of regional cooperation, based on the principles of sovereign equality.